Sunday, 21 December 2014

life, week 51

Friday, 2 pm: Christmas break is on!

Friday, 6 pm: Flowers from my students' parents, a fresh interior design magazine, coffee, chocolate and chips - in the basement suite - before bubbly and good times with my colleague M // our house renovation, week 16

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Week 51: December 15-21 // PS: right now

our house renovation, week 16

Assembling wardrobes for our basement livingroom + making plans to build the dining table during the Christmas break. It will be the same as before.  

life, week 50

8:30 pm, after a 12 hours work day // only 20 midterm papers left to grade


preparing for tomorrow's religion class // så var det jødedommens tur

the secret santa has been here

made me smile: leek in an emamel bucket

mediatekvakt // anbefales!

4:45 house inspection // our house renovation, week 15

Least favourite thing to do in December: a lack of proper planning meant that I had to do gifts shopping on a Saturday afternoon // det var så fullt på Kvadrat at folk sto i kø for å fine parkeringsplass (!), så måtte ty til den langt koseligere Langgata #helliuhellet

Sunday, 1 am // the grading is done

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Week 50: December 8-14 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

our house renovation, week 15

Living room seen from the hallway. I turn around and see... 

...this; stairs (to be) to the basement living room + bathroom/laundry room, kitchen (left) and hallway (right).

Kitchen window (right) and huge living room window (left)

Kitchen, to be. Semi-open; no door in the opening there. The dining table will be ca where the lamp is.

Kitchen, to be

Stairway, to be

Hallway and main entrance to the left and small hallway, three bedrooms and bathroom to the right. Built-in shelves in-between the hallway doors.

Hallway and bedrooms seen from where the dining table will be.

Very happy we decided to go for this huge window.

Basement suite is veeery close to being completely finished. Main entrance is to the right next to the wardrobe. One of three bedrooms straight ahead.


Bathroom straight ahead; two bedrooms to the left

PS: Ten weeks ago

Monday, 15 December 2014

right now

from the 2010 archives // Fuji Pro 160C, Canon EOS 500N

Right now I'm

- exhausted, totally exhausted
- relieved that the grand grading job is veeery close to being completely finished
- happy that Friday is the last day of school/work before a two weeks VERY much needed Christmas break
- eating chocolate and chips
- thankful for my very patient husband (I have been a stressed out, emotional monster lately)
- thankful for the beautiful red roses he gifted me today
- pleased to have ordered our Christmas cards
- longing for real winter weather
- missing shooting film and using my real camera (not just my iPhone camera)
- ready to go to bed and fall asleep before 10 pm

Sunday, 14 December 2014

life, week 49

December 1

watching Little Miss Sunshine with my 10th grade English students // they deserved a treat in-between midterms 

grading student papers // 112 of them within a couple of weeks #yawn

introducing her to my childhood Christmas tradition // Skomakergata slo an, tror jeg 

Proud to say that I have a five page story on Bergen - my words and photos - in the December issue of the gorgeous British The Simple Things magazine 

bed time reading with a little glowing snowman as her torch

bedroom to be // our house renovation, week 14

First a candle lit breakfast with Bing Crosby's Christmas carols on the stereo, then grading student papers whilst listening to the pouring rain. Oh the contrasts of December! 

krumkaker in the making // a family Christmas tradition 

the mandatory December decoration 

That fleeting...

...winter light...

...that always...

...makes me...


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Week 49: December 1-7


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